Cotopaxi Volcano & Quilotoa Lagoon Excursion from Quito

This 2 day adventure package brings you from the most active volcano in Ecuador to the only one emerald sparkling lake in the mountains. Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes and admire the Ecuadorian highlands. Head to Cotopaxi National Park where you will have a chance to hike there and admire the flora and fauna. The following day you will visit the wonderful Quilotoa Lagoon where you can also hike to enjoy the outdoors. Then, you will be transferred back to Quito. This is a great chance to see the Andes on a 2-day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

What's Included?

• Overnight accommodation in selected hotels ( Hostería Papagayo or similar tourist) (Hacienda Los Mortiños Comfort Class)
• Entrance fees in Cotopaxi and Quilotoa National Reserves
• Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
• All activities as described in the program
• Certified English/ Spanish speaking guide
• Hotel pickup and drop-off in centrally hotels in Quito
• Private transportation
• Small-group tour if option selected

Duration

2 days

Destination Covered

Cotopaxi

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Kids, Solo travellers
Day 1: Indigenous Andean Communities – Landscape – Hike – Mules Ride ( Lunch, dinner)
On the way to Quilotoa we will stop to visit and indigenous local house from the “Paramos”, we will observe their clothes and customs, but the most important thing is that we are going to be with them in a typical indigenous house made of straw. we will sharing with them a short moment talking, watching and learning from them, about their life and how they prepare the soil to sow. We will also visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. We will continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Prepare yourself to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding. Enjoy of the most beautiful landscape in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages, Overnight in Cotopaxi in selected hotels ( Hosteria Papagayo or similar - Tourist Class) ( Hacienda Los Moriños, comfort class)

Day 2: Interpretation Center – Hiking – Andes Landscape ( breakfast, lunch)
Leave early in the morning and take “The Volcanoes Avenue” to Cotopaxi National Park . Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world (5,897 msnm) located two hours from Quito. Along the way we’ll see various mountains including, el Corazon, Rumiñahui, Illinizas, Pasochoa, and Atacazo.The national park allows us the opportunity to hike around the lake at the foot of the Volcano. After that, we’ll climb the volcano by vehicle until 4,500 meters. Then if the National Park regulations allow us we will climb until 4,800 meters where there is a refuge and from there continue up to the glaciers. Of course all plans depend on weather. Also, we’ll visit the Interpretation Center where we’ll learn about the flora and the fauna of the park and the moors protected área. Return to Quito
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Not wheelchair accessible
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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